Upcycling memories

1 Jan

Hi everyone! Sorry for not being very active lately but I promise that it is all going to change this year!! So here is my big news: Santa brought me a sewing machine this year!! A huge dream of mine since quite some time ago so I’m really excited to show it to you…

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One of the things that I was planning to use it for was my Grandma’s vintage dress. In a few days it is going to be 3 years since she died and I never got to wear her dress because it was too large for me, so I decided that my first DIY project was going to be dedicated to her.

I wasn’t sure wether to try to adapt the dress to my size or to totally transform it into something else, but finally I decided to use it for various things, so that I could be reminded of my Grandma with each garment I put on.

The first project has been a success, in my opinion… I took the collar of the dress and added it to a simple white blouse I bought from Massimo Dutti a few weeks ago. Here is the result:

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As you can see, I also added some elbow patches …

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Handmade is not perfect, but for me, that’s really the beauty of it. It is not mass made, it is unique in its imperfection, and it is truly heartfelt. I really love the result and I can’t wait to wear my new vintage blouse 🙂

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As the dress was quite big, I still have a lot of fabric left to use in other projects, so I’ll show you the new things that I make as I go along.

Thanks for reading and keep safe!

HL1982

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3 Responses to “Upcycling memories”

  1. Byluch January 1, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    Congrats!! I love your new vintage blouse!!
    I hope to read you more often this year!!
    Kisses

    • Heirloom1982 January 1, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

      Thank you dear!! I am also looking forward to reading your blog as well 🙂 Happy New Year!!
      Un beso!

  2. anomis January 6, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    Happy New Year….and best everything, dear! It’s a great idea to “re-invent” the dress and more then one thing! Love the result!
    baci

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